Oklahoma City-based alternative rockers The Flaming Lips unleashed their new studio album, “The Terror,” today.
Along with the digital and CD versions of the album, “The Terror” is available as a special Direct-To-Consumer, Limited-Edition Silver Vinyl double-LP set, housed in a two-pocket gatefold jacket with printed sleeves.
Pop-rock band OneRepublic, lead by Tulsa native Ryan Tedder, and “American Idol” Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee performed a duet of the band’s new single “If I Lose Myself” last week on “American Idol.”
“If I Lose Myself” is off OneRepublic’s new album “Native,” also released last week.
A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
“Mulan/Mulan II: Disney 2 Movie Collection”
One of my favorite Disney “princess” movies, “Mulan” makes a triumphant Blu-ray debut in honor of its 15th anniversary.
The House of Mouse’s painterly rendering of the Chinese fable also happens to be one of its loveliest animated films, and the 1998 hand-drawn masterwork blossoms beautifully in high definition.
A version of this story will appear in Monday’s The Oklahoman. To read my Grammys live blog, click here.
Carrie Underwood wins sixth Grammy
The Checotah native earned the best country solo performance for her chart-topping story song “Blown Away.”
Checotah native Carrie Underwood added a sixth golden gramophone to her collection Sunday night at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Looks section of The Oklahoman. 3 1/2 of 4 stars. To read more about the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Oscar Tune Up, click here.
It may be a steamy and sumptuous bodice-ripper, but “A Royal Affair” aspires to much more and succeeds in becoming a thoughtful and universal period piece.
2013 movie preview: Oklahoma-made films “To the Wonder” and “August: Osage County” due for release this year
A version of this story, which was written by The Oklahoman’s Gene Triplett, George Lang, Matthew Price and me, also appears in Friday’s Weekend Looks section of The Oklahoman.
Just imagine, fellow film fans: By the end of this year, not one but two movies filmed in Oklahoma could well be top contenders for Academy Awards and other cinematic prizes.
Today’s featured event:
NORMAN – The Performing Arts Studio welcomes 2013 with two Ellis Paul concerts today in the Norman Depot, 200 S Jones.
The first show will be for families and children, and the second will be a traditional Winter Wind evening concert, both featuring the charismatic, personally authentic Ellis Paul performance style.
First-look photo: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”; “The Unexpected Journey” continues to rule the box office
Check out the first image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins atop a pile of dragon’s treasure in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in the planned trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel.
“The Desolation of Smaug” is due in theaters Dec.
From Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
‘Tis the season for interesting books
If you’ve still got holiday gifts to buy, consider a fascinating volume like Dan Kainen’s “Safari: A Photicular Book.”
For all the action figures and other plastic bits of boyhood joy my son received at his recent birthday, it was a book that brought the present opening to a complete halt.
This story, which appears in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman, was co-written with my excellent colleague George Lang of Staticblog notoriety. To read my review of “Silver Linings Playbook,” click here.
Cinematic treats abound this holiday season
Prestige pictures, big-budget blockbusters and even a few comedies are included on the studios’ end-of-year slate.